MoonstoneFoundation Stage 1
A secure foundation stage helps each individual child’s development. Whilst they learn through play we develop opportunities which are planned around their needs and interests. We assess and review their learning on a regular basis.
In Moonstones we operate morning and afternoon sessions. Moonstone is led by Mrs Whittaker and supported by Ms Ramsden, Miss Boden and Mrs Parker.
In Moonstone the children are always encouraged to follow and establish our rules and boundaries. The children continue to build friendships, secure existing friendships and make new friends.
Latest News – April 2016
Last half term we enjoyed looking at the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ We learnt what happens in the story and enjoyed retelling the story using puppets and masks. Some of us spent time painting pictures of buildings and making our own model buildings with the construction materials and in the creative area.
We have been busy baking something different every week. Some of the things we made last half term were cheesy pinwheels, flower biscuits for Mother’s Day and Easter buns.
We learnt about what happens at Easter. We tasted hot cross buns and were lucky enough to be visited by the Easter bunny who left us a special surprise!
We went for a walk around our local area. We saw the shops and the church and went to see our new school being built.
This half term we are going to be busy learning all about minibeasts. We are going to be finding out what they look like, where they live and what they like to eat. We will be looking at the stories ‘The Very Busy Spider and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We are hoping to be able to visit the Tropical Butterfly House.
Remember, if you wish to speak to your child’s key person at any time or look at your child’s learning journey, please speak to a member of staff to make an appointment.
We have a lending library in the front entrance to Moonstones. Parents are welcome to come and borrow books on a regular basis. These include books which relate to each new topic and these are changed every half term so that parents/carers can get involved in the topic with their children at home.
We will be also starting rhyme time sessions from 30th September 2015 for parents to come and join in with their children and learn a new rhyme every week. Every parent/carer that attends will receive a copy of the rhyme.
These sessions are held by Mrs Farzana every Wednesday at:
Samena Malik (Early Years Practitioner)
Karen Parker (TA3)